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Aug 13, 2009 6:00am EDT
. thank you for joining us on this thursday morning at 6:00. i'm alison starling. i'm julie parker in for doug mckelway. time for traffic and weather every 10 minutes. we'll check in with jim in just a moment but we start with meteorologist brian van de graaff. >> up above here, a little bit of cloud cover outside this morning. temperatures are not quite as sticky feeling. you'll notice that as soon as you head out the door. take a look at what it loolike upper ta few egew deg afternoo 's80d . thunderstorms but those that do pop up, could put down some heavy downpours. keep that in mind. >> traveling along 270 southbound we have very slow traffic trying to get from near route 85 to an accident scene. construction, that accident is off the road to the right but it is causing big delays. that is our bigs delay. this is utility work on middle brook road. wires fell down on the road a short while ago. crews are on the scene trying to clean it up. at the moment it is closed between 270 and observation drive. julie, alison, back to you. >> tempers are flaring at these town hall meetings
ABC
Aug 14, 2009 6:00am EDT
to pop up, it could be a heavy rain maker, but most of us remain dry. adam will talk about the weekend in 10 minutes. but first, jim russ will give us the lowdown on the commute. >> thanks a lot. traffic on the interstate largely in maryland, we're in pretty good shape. this is the beltway in silver spring off to a nice, quiet start. no accidents here. we have had some problems on the interstate in virginia. gototo're g in go to a mg tosh the accident on the suitland n ith stantctseonion with stanton road and naylor road, that's all been cleared up now. everything iopreen the an them, in fact, on 66, westbound after 123, westbound after 7100, both of them are out of the way, and the lanes are open in each location, and there are no delays. alison and jew lee, back up to. >> jim, thank you so much. our top story this mornings a late-night explosion rocks a >>rtheast d.c. neighborhood. it happened along the block of mea seetrt. that's where we find matt brock live with the latest details. hi, matt. >> good morning. yeah, quiet here in the neighborhood now. we're looking forward to talk
ABC
Aug 20, 2009 6:00am EDT
. thunderstorms will not hit us all. but they could be on the heavy side. >> we have augaboo we need to know about. if u mass transit, train 890 is 30 minutes late. 892 is cancelled this morning. let's see if we have any issues on the beltway. 270 looks good. moving at speed out of gaithersburg down to the beltway. we will take a look int virginia at falls church. good on 66. now to greta and doug. >> thank you. >>> more drama point virginia's roads. >> arlington county is filing a lawsuit over hot lanes. >> arlington county is suing the government and the commonwealth because of 95 and 395 and plans to bring hot lanes there. they say first you have to study the impact. from whatever perspective you look at it, hot lanes are in peril. the plan was twiden the lanes and to allow commuters who do not meet the passenger requirements to pay a toll for a quicker ride to work. the prospects slow down when officials announced they were putting plans on hold. >> the economy is affecting it. >> now there is the support of the arlington government. they claimed the state has not done enough to investigate th
ABC
Aug 3, 2009 6:00am EDT
.ncicap.org-- >>> good morning, washington. i'm doug mcelway. >> and i'm alison starling. thank you for joining us. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. >> start with steve rudin for what is in store for the day ahead. >> the heat and humidity is making its wayofl tay nofl the nasty weath we had over wekt moving well offshore. temperatures right now are 72 in fairfax. this satellite and radar shows clearing skies. patchy fog to the south and west the bus. temperatures in the high 80 possible to the low 90's. now for an update on the rush- hour commute with lisa baden. a good >> morning on 66 with no delays between manassas and the beltway. 95 slowing from the prince william county to get up to lorton. outer loop after pennsylvania avenue, a crash in the left lane. a crash was reported. this is the pace of 270 into montgomery county. now to the news desk. >> thank you. >>> we begin with a developing story at a fire at a county firehouse. >> it took some time to distinguish the count -- to distinguish the fire. matt brock has more. [no audio] >> smoke anflames poured out of the fire stati
ABC
Aug 6, 2009 6:00am EDT
:00. i'm doug mcelway. >> and i'm alison starling. thank you for joining us. the scare right to your traffic and weather. >> we do have some slick roads out there. >> we will not get a ton of rain. maybe a 10th of an inch. it will make the pavement we. it may cause some issues. you see green here and there was some heavier bands around charles county getting ready to work their way towards waldorf. they are pushing out to the bay. we will see showers off and on. temperatures in the 70's. the payoff is tomorrow with sunshine and low humidity. checking on the commute. >> moving slowly. northbound 95, apparently between lorton and 7100 there is a construction truck with lights on in the eyes. it is behind the barriers. it is causing a delay and a distraction. there were two wrecks earlier on the beltway but they have both been resolved. i will take you to a live picture. look at the delay on the wet pavements, southbound 270 heading 2109. more to come. >> thank you. >>> more cash for clunkers and a possible new supreme court justice. >> the senate has many votes to get through. pamela b
ABC
Aug 10, 2009 6:00am EDT
the. wunl be warming us up. wmp tatures90 io the upr 's s 90's this afternoon. here's our forecast map. we'll call for low 90's at lunchtime. hazy, hot, and humid, and as i said, maybe a stray storm. some relief by mid week. we'll have details coming up. but first, jim russ in for lisa baden. how about summer-traffic? >> summer-like in some spots, but 270 seems to be like this regardless of the time of year. the pace starts to pick up, and it's good the rest of the way to the beltway. now we'll show thaw we've got trouble inirafginia, northbound northbound before dale city. 95 southbound at the route 1 spotsylvania interchange, this is just south of fredericburg , construction along theig rig t side as well. alison, pamela, back to you. >> jim, thank you very much. brian mentioned that the temperatures today could hit the high 90's. >> that's right. when you combine the heat and humidity, conditions could turn downright danger rusms our kathy park is live in northwest with a look at what some local agencies are doing to help people feel cool. >> it's pretty sticky and hot. well, we
ABC
Aug 28, 2009 6:00am EDT
:00 on this friday. i'm doug mcelway. >> and i'm alison starling. great to have you joining us. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. >> there have been some big problems on 395. it appears to have been cleared up. let's start with brian. >> some moisture will be lifting into the area. we erndmshustor. rdwavierst bvieaerand band usp u into pennsylvania. ea hvy heavy inhe terth low toins. s.it will feel pretty muggy because of those showers. let's talk to lisa baden. >> watch this. i am exhaling. the crash between duke street and seminary road, watch, you do not see it anymore. they have opened all lanes. more on the traffic, so stick around. back to alison and doug. >>> the body of senator ted kennedy will lie in proposed for one more day. >> more than 20,000 people have paid a final tribute to a man they have never met but will never forget. on saturday, his body will be laid to rest alongside his brothers. >> crews are working hard to make sure everything is ready. pamela brown joins us live with more. >> a private service will be held tomorrow morning in boston with a number
ABC
Aug 17, 2009 6:00am EDT
us some moisture. now for the traffic. >> newschopper 7 is flying over the baltimore washington parkway. there is an accident that affects the left side of the highway. southbound baltimore-washington parkway after the beltway but before the exit to 450. delays begin in greenbelt. >> thank you. >>> 6:13. >> michael vick is back in the nfl and coming clean. we have details from one of his fi >> you are watching abc 7's "good morning washington," with doug mckelway, alison starling, meteorologist brian van de graaff, weather, and lisa baden, traffic. this is "good morning washington," on your side. >>> welcome back. in our top stories, tropical storm claudette rains in florida. hurricane bill has formed in the atlantic. it is the first hurricane of the season. it become -- it could become a major storm by mid-week. >> mr. obama will address the veterans of foreign wars convention and is expected to thank them for their service. >> schools are getting ready for the swine flu. the virus is expected to increase in the fall. they have been testing the vaccine on volunteers. they shoul
ABC
Aug 12, 2009 6:00am EDT
used it before. a lot of questns commuters will be asking but it was just another in the steady drum beat of things that seem to be going wrong for metro. >> another morning, another day of concerned riders. a 10-car train, one train operator assembled the train and then handed it over and the operator drove train two cars too long until a passenger spoke up. >> there was a customer on the train that nofede the train operator that he was operating a train via two extra cars that were off the platform in the tunnel. >> that set off an investigation that drove the overloaded train had tested positive for drugs. >> when you're driving public transportation, there's no place for drugs. no place for getting high. no passengers were to be last two cars so no customer was ever in danger. >> as a frequent rider i wonder am i safe? >> that finds commuters asking what's the breaking point? what's next on metro? >> there will be some point where it just won't be worth it. >> metro will only say this operator is on rehab and not drawing a salary. does not say whether or not he's actually been fi
ABC
Aug 7, 2009 6:00am EDT
. >> it will be nice in maine for you. >> still to come, u.s. efforts to get rid of the taliban and al qaeda appeared details on a top terror leader who may have been killed. >> teenage couples and sex at age 14. one mom is outraged. >> we appreciate you waking up with us. you're watching "good morning washington." >>> u.s. efforts to get rid of the taliban and al qaeda may have gotten a boost. >> it appears a top leader was killed in an attack. >> batula massoud is enemy number one, responsible for some terrible attacks. he has killed more than 1200 people, including benazir bhutto. he is at the center that threatens pakistan's the future. they have been using cia drones to track him. nine have targeted his network. the one that appears to have killed him struck his father-in- law's house on wednesday morning. the attacks in pakistan are controversial. the u.s. believes it is the only way to target the taliban and out data. >> we have presented the president with a number of initiatives. not only has he approved these operations, he has encouraged us to be more aggressive and even more innovative. >
ABC
Aug 18, 2009 6:00am EDT
for joining us. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. >> let's start with brian van de graaff and find out what we can expect today. >> temperatures will feel much like they did yesterday. we will talk about bill coming up. it looks like it will be a major stormw fe higha few high partly cloudyon n falls chch. sunshine mixing with clouds with high heat and humidity. good morning, lisa baden. >> one of the trouble spots is out of waldorf to get through brandywine. this is kind of dark. do not freak out. this is 301, route 5 northbound near shortcut road. it looks like we're moving at a good pace. stay with it. i will slip on over on 95 traffic to get into springfield. i have an accident after the truck scales on northbound 95. it has been moved to the shoulder. >> thank you. >>> metro rider ship is falling. >> new numbers show a drop in summerme travel. matt brock has the story. >> talk to those who take the train and there is simply a sense of unease. since the june 22 crash, it seems more commuters are taking a pass on the rails and hopping in their cars. for july, they're al
ABC
Aug 26, 2009 6:00am EDT
the liberal lion of the u.s. senate, a champion of health care. his mark on american politics will not be forgotten. he lived a life of both triumph and try it -- and tragedy. he carried on dreams of a political dynasty. >> i shall dedicate all of my strength and will to serving you in the united states senate. >> teddy entered the senate in 1962, taking over jfk's seat. it all changed in the summer of 1969 when he drove his car off a narrow bridge, resulting in the death of a campaign worker, mary jo kopechne. 10 years later, he announced his run for presidency. >> i announce i am a candidate for president of the united states. >> he never overcame questions about chappaquiddick, but he made his name in the senate. he was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2008. he delivered an impassioned speech at the democratic convention. >> the work begins a new. the hope rises again and the dream lives on. >> here is a live look outside of the family compound in hyannis port. there is a large police presence. senator kennedy passed away at his home and he was surrounded by friends and famil
ABC
Aug 21, 2009 6:00am EDT
in this camera are the outer loop. they've left college park on their way to 270. traffic closest to us is the inner loop on their way to college park in greenbelt. greta and doug? >> lisa, thank you much. it's been a very, very popular program ever since it started, but now cash for clunkers has hit end of the road. >> the government is pulling the plug on the program this coming monday, but if you've got a trade-in, you might already be too late. our matt brock live in alexandria to tell us why. good morning, matt. >> good morning, guys. yeah, you could be too late. we were looking at this lot in alexandria, and we were pretty amazed. if you look at it, it's kind of bare, a lot less cars than you would normally see out there. that might have something to do with cash for clunkers, because the cars have been selling. but now we have a deadline. you have to get the deal done by monday night at 8:00. and in some cases, it's already too late. >> you know, there's no room for nostalgia in this world, is there? >> the party's over. for kate's old s.u.v. -- >> 1996 jeep cherokee. >> and now
ABC
Aug 25, 2009 6:00am EDT
'm alison starling. thank you for joining us. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. >> let's start with adam caskey and find out what is in store for today. >> it will be a pleasant day. a refreshing morning with low humidity. there is a little tropical wave that may developve or r t n nex coup dexays days and it could influence ourkeee wnd weather. ly a few showe wewait -- were a in a the 60's t now. a lot of sunshine today with low humidity. >> le's talk about what is not happening and that is a major accidents. there is an increase of buy and in traffic. 66 and 95 drivers, we are giving you the yellow arrows. good out of waldorf, route 5, 301. pretty decent trip on 270. just the added volume. this is leaving 109 towards germantown. >> thank you. >>> it is the second day back to school for students in prince george's county. >> for many, it could be their first day in a classroom. courtney robinson has the latest on the scheduling mix up. >> these students are hoping they finally get their class schedules. personnel have been working to fix this issue. no promise that the
ABC
Aug 31, 2009 6:00am EDT
called this a serious mistake. he thinks the use of suspect violated international law. he said the obama administration should move forwarand not back. >>> 64 degrees. >> when we return, the big bank bailouts might just be paying off for the government. we will tell you how. >> there is cooler air into place. will these clouds stick around? >> lisa baden will be back with another look at your morning commute. we have school kids in how are we going to make this business work and keep the economy going? it's the local pizza guy that needs to pay his supplier for the dough. during these times when you think most people would roll over, small business owners figure out a way to fight, and i just love being part of that kind of a team. we are able torovide customers with ways that they can keep their business running and profitable. and to really help them... help them get through this tough time. committing small business specialists like myself to the community, i think that speaks loudly to what bank of america thinks the heart of the community is - the small business. >>> hello. join one
ABC
Aug 4, 2009 6:00am EDT
recently defied resolutions by resuming a nuclear program. many analysts are saying they are using euna lee and laura ling as bargaining chips. courtney robinson, abc 7 news. >> thankou. >>> a decisionn ivoin i a campus isneti gengraso me mixed rea ionct. the county board of supervisors voted to allow the school to allow its campus on popes head road. opponents fear the academy fosters hatred. this school has removed some language from hatred that some find offensive. >> the textbooks were full of an side american rhetoric. we don't think there's any room for that. >> they do not have the authority to weigh in on the basis of credo or anything like that. we do not do that for parochial schools. we shouldn't do that for this academy. >> the school will be allowed to ed hundreds of schools to their campus. they were founded in 1984 and has two campuses. one is in fairfax. the main campus is in alexandria. >>> tonight is national night out. events are planned throughout the area. more than 12 celebrations are planned in montgomery county alone. there will be community walks. police will be mee
ABC
Aug 27, 2009 6:00am EDT
:00. i'm doug mcelway. >> and i'm alison starling. thank you for joining us on this thursday. we start with your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. >> let's start with brian van de graaff. the time of year when we start to things -- we start to see things shift will been. >> we had y 92rdeses.ay ly haariety of te variety of mpteeratures. 64 in harrisonburg. sunshine this morning. and it afternoon storms. temperatures in the upper 80's. we will talk more about the upcoming weekend. >> traffic is good in maryland. nothing on 95, to 95. there has been a crash on 395 northbound, as you see. it is after glebe road wrote a book before the exit for washington boulevard. the right lane is closed. >> thank you. >>> we begin with more on the death of senator ted kennedy. he lost his battle with brain cancer tuesday night. he was the last of the kennedy brothers. >> and his body will be on display today in boston before a funeral and burial on saturday. we will have a live report. we will also report on his legacy. he is being remembered as a tireless advocate for health care and civi
ABC
Aug 11, 2009 6:00am EDT
to check on him. friends tell us that man is carter delaney. police also found two pit bulls another dog in a cage and the remains of a smaller dog. officers think he may have tried to break up a fight between the animals and was attacked. >> a fourth person has now been charged in an alleged corruption scandal at the d.c.'s technology office. 44-year-old surosh mere from virginia was charged last week in federal court. he and three others are accuse of lying on time sheets and invoices and drawing up boeing gus contracts schemeing the district out of at least half a million dollars. and in the virginia governor's race today democratic candidate is attacking his republican opponents anti- abortion record speaking to nearly 100 women at knot erin virginia community college saying his opponent is trying to obscure his abortion issues by highlighting -- >> i've supported access to the morning after pill my opponent has sponsored not one, not 20 but 35 bills in the virginia legislature restricting a woman's right to choose. >> meanwhile mcdonald says he is against abortion, but he says with
ABC
Aug 5, 2009 6:00am EDT
'm alison starling. thank you for joining us. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. >> we start with brian van de graaff just as the weather begins to heat up. >> we have some things happening. isis it will not be songoore fkr a as a cold fronto e area. ont i area. a be l a otautifubeshot from frederik this morning. it will be a mostly cloudy day. upper 60's 4 brandywine. limited sunshine today. warm and humid. temperature-wise, upper 80's. a warming trend for the weekend. >> our big warming trend is in the form of volume of traffic. on 95, you'll find a heavier volume as you leave dale city and head io springfield. eastbound 66 after 28 there is a wreck. it is moving on to the left shoulder. nothing out of southern maryland. we are good in southeast washington. this is landover near fedex field. it is quiet. >> thank you. >>> we have a developing story. the two american journalists held in north korea are now free and on their way home. >> it culminated with a trip from bill clinton and it appears to have saved them. matt brock has the latest. >> we have an emotional reun
ABC
Aug 24, 2009 6:00am EDT
makeover" are building a new home for the tripp family of hyattsville. they use their own money to bus neighborhood kids to fund activities. there are no shortage of people who want to help. >> we received about three times the number of people who want to help. the outpouring has been spectacular. >> they will remove the debris and build a new, energy- inefficient home. all this time, the tripps will be at disney world. >> it is nice that so many people are willing to help out. 6:16. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. >> here is lisa. >> let's see what is happening on the beltway. for anybody through falls church in fairfax county, but they have opened up the outer loop at eisenhower avenue. that will be a better trip out of springfield to get to alexandria. we will take you live to some cameras north of the beltway. 395 -- no delays from edsall road to get to seminary. things here are on a vengeful between georgia avenue and the american legion bridge -- things here are uneventful. >> it is a pleasant and comfortable start to the day with humidity being kept at bay t
ABC
Aug 19, 2009 6:00am EDT
. health officials will discuss advances being made worldwide to combat the virus. >> it makes us all all little nervous. >> the biggest problem for the delight is how slowly this swine flu virus grows inside eggs. schools across the country are warning students how to avoid the deadly virus in hoping of keeping the deadly spread to a minimum. >> clean your hands is the main thing. >> just wash your hands and stay away from people that look like they are sick. >> they are supposed to discuss numerous topics, among them what to do if the swine flu becomes a pandemic. >> thank you. >>> a 14-year-old girl is recovering after being shot in her own bedroom. it is an example of violence in this d.c. community. the girl was shot in the back with two of the sixth bullet fired from a 9 millimeter that came through the walls of her room. >> it felt like a firecracker came into my skin. >> she now insists on sleeping on the floor of her mother's room. the family says this is not the first time the home has been hit by bullets. police are trying to track down a suspect in the shooting. >> back on aug
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